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Beautiful Elk Lake -- Charming 2 BR Hse Traverse City 14 Mi.

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Last updated: 07/16/2013

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Williamsburg house description

View beautiful Elk Lake through the woods from your charming log house with stone fireplace. Follow a lovely path to a spectacular setting on the lake. We have eight acres and 650 feet of frontage with a nice lawn and beach area where you can enjoy swimming, boating, playing volleyball, or just relaxing at the beach. The 80 foot dock is perfect for sunning, picnicking, or watching the kids swim at the sand bar. In the evening the reflected sunsets, stars, and sometimes fireworks or northern lights can be enjoyed from either the shore next to the fire or out on the dock. The comfortable little house is freshly stained and painted, extremely clean, and very convenient with a newly remodeled and well equipped kitchen. Your vacation should be extremely enjoyable.

We are two miles from a public boat launch and Elk Lake is part of the Antrim County chain of lakes, consisting of Elk, Skegemog, Torch, and Clam lakes flowing into Grand Traverse Bay. The chain offers 45 miles of inland boating through the lakes and four rivers.

Turtle Creek casino is six miles away, the Horse Show by the Bay is 6 miles away, and Traverse City is 14 miles away with all the amenities of a tourist oriented city.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Large private yard at the house and large lawn and play area at the beach, including games, toys and a swingset....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry; no pets inside...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Bedroom 1


              • Bedroom 2


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Queen size Beds (1) High quality pillow top bed, recently updated. Twin or Single Beds (2) High quality twin beds,recently updated. Baby Cribs (1) Porta-crib available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size Flex-steel hidebed in living room, new in 2008....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • Tub and shower combination with fixed and hand shower heads. Pedestal sink and medicine cabinet....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • This is a large wooded estate with over 600 feet of lake frontage. There is a large lawn area around the house and another at the lakefront and beach area....moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Television:

                    Cable with 37' LCD in living room....moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Many beach toys...moreless

                  • VCR
                  • Video Library


                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

                    Views of the lake through the trees from the Kitchen, small bedroom, front porch, back porch, and lawn. There is a pleasant path through the woods to the lakefront amenities. ...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Private property with pleasant path through the woods to the beach. Views of the waterfront from the house and yard....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Dining area in kitchen and alternate table in living room adjacent to kitchen....moreless

                  • Dining Area


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Large portable air conditioner in living room cools entire house....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    In the basement of the house....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    There is a beautiful field stone fireplace in the living room with gas logs for your convenience and enjoyment. ...moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Central heat...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    In the basement of the house....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Secure Wi-fi is available at the beach and at the house. ...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Fully equiped kitchen....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Newly remodeled, convenient kitchen with eating area....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Large over the range microwave with light, blower and filter....moreless




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                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Taxes Not included


                      The $500 deposit holds the reservation. On arrival we collect the weeks rent and the deposit becomes a damage/cleaning deposit. This deposit returned via check after we have cleaned and checked for damage -- If there is no damage and a reasonable attempt was made to leave the house clean (we spend 3 - 4 hours cleaning if for the next guest), we will return the entire deposit.

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                      The Turtle Creek Casino is 5 miles away. The Horse Show by the Bay is 6 miles away. Traverse City is only 14 miles away with all the opportunites for entertainment of a tourist oriented city.

                      The 80 foot dock and moorings make boating convenient and enjoyable -- Elk Lake is a large, deep, clear lake that offers 45 miles of boating on the Chain of Lakes. A large fire pit at beach with plent of firewood makes evenings a joy. Of course there are picnic tables, lawn chairs, and chaise lounges at the waterfront, as well as at the house. Badminton and volley ball can be played on any of three lawn areas. We have a canoe and rowboat available.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1964

                      About the owner: We are a retired school teacher and semi retired auto executive and consultant. We have three adult children that were raised in this house, and 8 grand children. Our primary recreation is boating on this chain of lakes and the great lakes.

                      Why the Owner Chose Williamsburg:
                      We had family history in the area (my grand father settled on the next lake on the chain when he came to America in 1860) and it is a beautiful area to live and play in.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      You have the opportunity to share a former resort with the owner couple. You have privacy and many recreation activities available on the property, as well as many shopping and sightseeing opportunities in the near area. There is an indian casino five miles away, a nice tourist city (Traverse City) 14 miles away, several ski areas within a 60 mile radius, local festivals, a nationally acclaimed horse show, and the lakes and trees of northern Michigan.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • View of lake

                        View of lake

                      • View through the woods to the lake from the yard

                        View through the woods to the lake from the yard

                      • Firepit and lawn area

                        Firepit and lawn area

                      • View of house from theback yard

                        View of house from theback yard

                      • Kitchen


                      • Living room with queen hide-a-bed and game/dining table

                        Living room with queen hide-a-bed and game/dining table

                      VRBO #183052

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, November 16, 2014

                      $300 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 07/16/2013
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                      Beautiful Elk Lake -- Charming 2 BR Hse Traverse City 14 Mi.

                      Williamsburg #183052

                      2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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